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Easy Spring Projects

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  Everywhere you look in blogland, it's Spring and has been since Valentine's Day.  Of course, in my part of the world, we had a snowstorm a few weeks ago - HA!....but it IS getting warmer! Let me share a few Spring projects. The Easiest Spring Nest: Carrots for Spring: My most recent Carrot from a Witch Hat: One of my all-time Favorites, the Easter Basket in a Jar: Why am I sharing some of my past Spring post?  Well, sometimes life gets in the way of blogging and that's exactly what has happened at the Cottage. There has been a lot of family medical 'stuff' to deal with and to be honest, it's been rough.  That being said, I'll be taking a few weeks off from the blog to take care of more important things.  To all of you I wish you a Happy Spring/Happy Easter and I'll see you soon! 

Spring Carrot...From a Witch Hat?

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  Did you know you could turn a Witch Hat into a carrot for Spring?  I'm here to show you how. Last Fall I bought an extra witch hat metal frame at the dollar store.  I'm sure you saw them there. I snipped the wire at the arrows, bent the brim parts down, and flipped the hat around. Can you see where this is going? I added some masking tape for reinforcement and placed the wire frame on the back of some fabric. The fabric was attached with hot glue. Trimmed... ....and the frame was turned over. Time to add the carrot top!  I found this 'spring bush' on sale for about $3. It was cut apart and the pieces were tucked into the wire frame on the back. A few dabs of hot glue were added to hold them in place. The last thing it needed was a bow, so, out came some burlap ribbon and a piece of the carrot fabric to dress it up. Attached and done! Can I call this an upcycle? Upcycle or not, next Fall when you see the witch hat frames in the dollar store, grab an extra to make a car

Springtime With Rosie

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I KNOW you've missed me and it's been FOREVER since I've shared anything with you!  Let's catch up, shall we? If you're new around here, allow me to introduce myself.  I'm Rosie , The Apple Street Cottage's Dress Form.  I've been called a 'Diva' and 'Sassy' although I don't know why.  I love to raid closets and find new outfits to put together.  A few of them have been 'interesting', but that's what happens when you let someone else do the closet shopping...not mentioning any names...... As you know, we moved several months ago.  The house was sold, an apartment was rented and I miss the sunny dining room at the house.  It's pretty dark in this part of the apartment and my 'photo shoot' was a Nightmare , to say the least!  My fingers are crossed that we move somewhere else when the lease is up.  That is, they'd BE crossed, if I had hands.   Sigh!  It's not easy being me..... Anyway, everyone keeps talki

Denim Flowers - Two Ways

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  Two ways, you ask?  read on and you'll see why!  There are lots of ways to make denim flowers and I experimented with two of them.   But, first....  ... i t's time once again for  The Sustainable Pinterest  Challenge , a group of bloggers who are challenged to recreate a pin from Pinterest focused on sustainability. Many thanks to  Julie from Sum of Their Stories  &  Gail from Purple Hues and Me  for hosting.  This month the theme is flowers and I was inspired by this pin , so let's start with the first one that looks like a rose, my all-time favorite flower! I cut a piece of denim and started cutting out petals.   As you can see, I made a couple of patterns and I also cut a strip of denim for the center.  I brushed on a 50/50 mix of Mod Podge and water to give the denim some stiffness for shaping the leaves. I left them to dry overnight. The edge of the denim strip was folded over and rolled on a tooth pick. I wasn't sure how much I would need, and, as you can se